Scientist III

  • Location: Fulton, MO
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #38276

Scientist III
$30/hour – Monday to Friday 1st Shift – 12-month Contract Assignment
The Scientist III is responsible for initiating, developing, and performing assays leading to the quantitative determination of drug and metabolites in biological matrices (e.g., plasma, tissue, environmental etc.) using LCMS and/or HPLC instruments. This may include residue analysis for pharmacokinetics, metabolism, human food safety, efficacy, and target animal safety studies.

  • Operate and troubleshoot lab equipment’s (e.g., LCMS/HPLC) with minimal supervision.
  • Assembles equipment and requests appropriate service for repair as needed. Executes protocols, modifies, and follows existing analytical methods with limited supervision. Performs method demonstration for regulatory agency and participate in method trials.
  • Complies with all applicable regulations (GLP compliance, Animal Welfare, Regulatory requirements etc.). Ensures that work is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies. Ability to strictly follow SOPs.
  • Records, evaluates, interprets, and reviews data with limited supervision in compliance with regulatory requirements and prepares data for inclusion in project reports. Prepares reports and memos with limited guidance. Drafts detailed method descriptions to be followed by other chemists or other laboratories. Writes periodic progress reports. May prepare and review drafts of SOPs and regulatory documents or reports. Conduct 2nd chemist check of the data and reports.
  • Independently demonstrates technical ability to assist in the design and execution of non-routine experiments. Proposes new experiments/technologies based on science as well as overall understanding of drug discovery/development process. Independently applies basic scientific principles, performs literature searches, extracts relevant information, attends scientific meetings, and keeps abreast of literature in own field. Demonstrates expertise in field and contributes to training technicians and junior level scientists.
  • Contributes to project and task force teams and functions as Investigator or Principal Investigator for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (BIAH) studies with limited supervision. Acts as a professional & collaborative team member demonstrating accountability and alignment within the global bioanalytical team and with all stakeholders.
  • Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. Strictly maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies. Ensures a safe working environment in the laboratory and office according to HSE policies.
  • Interacts well with other personnel within and outside the company to facilitate completion of assignments. Maintains, develops, and improves technical skills and knowledge through appropriate training. Has the ability to work effectively in teams and is able to shift priorities and projects as company needs changes.


  • Prior pharmaceutical industry R&D experience.
  • Hands-on experience with analytical method development, validation, and sample analysis with demonstrated ability to accurately collect, analyze, and report the results.
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment without supervision.
  • Ability to work as bench chemist, knowledge of chemistry and related fields contributing to an understanding of the basic principles of chromatography, mass spectroscopy and sample extraction techniques.
  • Capable of performing quantitative analysis using HPLC, LC/MS-MS instruments.
  • Experience in planning, conducting, and reporting bioanalytical studies.
  • Able to effectively work in an international and cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Knowledge of GLP and a good understanding of FDA and EMEA regulatory requirements for drug product registration.
  • Sense of urgency to deliver outstanding data within aggressive timelines.
  • Collaborates and interfaces with local site operations, quality assurance, EHS and global project teams.
  • Skilled in the use of computers for calculations, word processing, instrument control applications and other tasks.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Fluent in English (read, write, and speak).
  • Accepts accountability and ownership. Exhibits integrity and trust.


  • Master’s degree with one-plus (1+) years of experience in a related scientific discipline (Chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry preferred)
  • OR Bachelor’s degree with seven-plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline.
  • Candidates with significant experience in the related field or with PhD degree with relevant experience will be considered for Scientist IV position.
Attach a resume file. Accepted file types are DOC, DOCX, PDF, HTML, and TXT.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information

While the position you're applying for may not be for a government role, Astrix is a governmental contractor and, as such, is required to collect certain information in its applicants. Astrix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status. Completion of these fields will not affect your opportunity for employment or the terms or conditions of your employment.

We are uploading your application. It may take a few moments to read your resume. Please wait!